Monday, April 25, 2011

The Scene Today: Ghost Type

Ever since I read about Ghost Type, I've been looking at buildings in my neighborhood and along my commute.
Ghost Writing
So far I've only come across one sighting on Valencia (Eric Fisher captured this same ad on a sunny day): an advertisement for Par-T-Pak Beverages.
I've found out little about Par-T-Pak Beverages other than that they advertised across San Francisco; others have also spotted Par-T-Pak Ghost Type in the Tenderloin. Par-T-Pak was sold at least as far east as Texas and may have gone out of business in the late 1950s/early 1960s. It's Seattle location was closed by February 1960 according to a lawsuit (SEATTLE LODGE NO. 211, LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE, APPELLANT, v. PAR-T-PAK BEVERAGE CO., INC., ET AL., RESPONDENTS).
Anyone know how old this Ghost Type is?
Or more details about Par-T-Pak?

Ciao Bella!
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Credits: Image taken by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life.